DPWH Secretary Singson embarrassed, aims whip at photographer October 2, 2011Posted by quiapo in Uncategorized.
I just saw this development at ABS-CBN’s website: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/10/02/11/singson-photoshop-fiasco-embarrassing
“it’s very embarrassing to the DPWH. We’re all trying to imbue honesty and integrity and here comes a fake picture.”
Ayos na sana, but then he also said these:
Singson said it is the fault of the photographer, who will be sanctioned for “high dishonesty.” He did not name the photographer, saying only, “I don’t even want to remember.”
Singson said an investigation is not needed anymore.
“The guy, the photographer himself, came to me and said the three had nothing to with it. An investigation is not needed anymore,” he said.
IMHO, this is yet another utak wangwang move. Since Singson perceived that the netizens want blood, he’s probably gonna make a sacrificial lamb out of that photographer. Poor guy. Isn’t it that the job of photographers is primarily to take pictures, publicists / PR people are the ones that choose and posts pictures on the web. So why does the axe fall on him? Or, why only him?
Tsaka kailangan pa talaga nilang MAG-HIRE NG PHOTOGRAPHER??? Ikaw na ang DPWH!!! Kaya pala ang taas ng tax ko… =(
By pointing all the blame on the photographer, they are trying to end the issue without really resolving the root cause. And the root cause is that DPWH’s personnel think too lowly of the public that they think they can easily pass off fabricated photos as real ones. This mentality is also what makes corruption rampant in the DPWH.
Also, who might this photographer be? For all we know, this might be a ghost employee. So wala din talagang mapaparusahan at naisahan na naman tayo ng DPWH.
Beth Pilorin, DPWH-PID head, in her apology stated that “the pic was not cleared yet before the staff posted it” so I think this issue is more of a procedural error than an isolated dishonest move by one of their photographers to appease the bosses. Now, if it indeed is a procedural error, there’s a breakdown in management.
If there’s a breakdown in management… you should cull it at the management level. What do you guys think?
Update: that photographer excuse that Sec. Singson gave? It might have been made in china: https://quiapo.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/does-singson-dpwh-have-no-originality-pointing-the-blame-on-the-photographer-is-first-made-in-china/